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Dark Road Home
Elizabeth Ludwig

Edge of Freedom #2
Bethany House
August 2013
On Sale: August 1, 2013
352 pages
ISBN: 0764210408
EAN: 9780764210402
Kindle: B00B85MPKY
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Inspirational Mystery | Inspirational

Romance and Suspense Burn on Every Page of Ludwig's Latest

Ana Kavanagh's only memories of home are of fire and pain. As a girl she was the only survivor of a terrible blaze, and years later she still struggles with her anger at God for letting it happen.

At a nearby parish she meets and finds a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who is struggling with his own anger--his sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with one of his enemies. Cast aside by everyone, Eoghan longs to rejoin the Fenians, a shadowy organization pushing for change back in Ireland. But gaining their trust requires doing some favors--all of which seem to lead back to Ana. Who is she and who is searching for her? As dark secrets from Ana's past begin to come to light, Eoghan must choose which road to follow--and where to finally place his trust.

Edge of Freedom

Comments

51 comments posted.

Re: Dark Road Home

Thank you for giving me the chance to get to know your work! I look forward to reading your books in the very near future!
Krissy
krissysbookshelf(at)yahoo(dot)com
(Krissy Malott 6:55am September 21, 2013)

It sounds like a great book!
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May Pau 8:56am September 21, 2013)

This sounds like a good book to read and I really look forward to doing just that. Thanks so much
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Bonnie Capuano 9:30am September 21, 2013)

romance and suspense..sounds good to me!
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Mal Kaplan 9:34am September 21, 2013)

I'm looking forward to reading your book, since it had to do with Ellis Island. My Grandmother and Grandfather came through there as teenagers or younger, I believe, but they came here from Poland. At the time, they didn't know each other, and their lives weren't very good, considering the Political landscape at the time, so their Parents sent them to America for a better life. Somehow they met each other and got married once they got here, but the fact remains that at the time it was more than people during that time frame who came across from just Ireland. There were a few countries who were in turmoil at the time, and people came here for a better life. My understanding about Ellis Island was that people had to be quarantined for a time so that they didn't bring infectuous diseases to the rest of the population, which is unlike today's requirements. That's why you hear about so many people coming down with measels, for example, which were erradicated years ago. Immigrants bring them across from other countries, and now other diseases will become "the norm" as more people are allowed to enter our country without being quarantined. Sorry for my soapbox remark. I love History, and would love to read your book, nonetheless. I would still love to visit Ellis Island someday to see what my Grandparents went through. I can only imagine, since they didn't speak English very well, and I didn't dare ask them. I was 13 when my Grandmother passed away, and things like that didn't interest me at that time.
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Peggy Roberson 9:42am September 21, 2013)

I appreciate authors that really take the time to research and learn about what they are writing about. I cant wait to read your book
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Elizabeth Hurlburt 9:54am September 21, 2013)

This looks really good. I'd love to win but if not I'll have to get it.
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Cathy Thomas 10:08am September 21, 2013)

I do love historic fiction, especially when it is fact filled. I definitely will read this book. I hope I will win it, though. Love winning!
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Vennie Martinisi 10:40am September 21, 2013)

I love it when authors take the time to get the setting and time period right. There is nothing that takes me out of a story more than knowing something is wrong.
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Pam Howell 11:10am September 21, 2013)

Ana's story of anger when tragic events happen in one's life looks like a great read!
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Barbara Wells 11:58am September 21, 2013)

I have been wanting to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!
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Amy Campbell 1:06pm September 21, 2013)

Looks like a wonderful read! - I am definitely want to read
this! Thanks for the info and the chance to win!!
truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)COm
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Elizabeth Pergande 1:58pm September 21, 2013)

this stoy sounds like it will keep me up reading!
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Diane Sallans 2:20pm September 21, 2013)

This looks like a fantastic book! I hope to win, but if not I'll buy it!
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Joy Yerkie 3:05pm September 21, 2013)

This story sounds so good. With all the research you've put into writing it, I'm sure there is much to be learned about Ellis Island and the many immigrants who came to America seeking out a better life. I will definitely be reading this historical fiction book.
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Linda Luinstra 4:21pm September 21, 2013)

Can't wait to read it
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Debbie Rudder 4:52pm September 21, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your new and great book: DARK ROAD HOME. I
really like the book cover too! I would really enjoy your
book I believe because I was Adopted as a baby and all my
life I did not know what ancestry I had. In 1994, my brother
looked me up from Kansas to Texas and now I know that I am
part Irish and I am researching my ancestry and Irish
background and kinfolk. I am so excited about your book and
I want to say Thank You for sharing those websites too. I
want to know about Ireland being divided and the Catholic
and Christian people need to learn to get along with each
other. We are all children of GOD and all of us need to
learn to live in Peace and harmony and get along and help
each other out in life. I would love to win and read your
book this Fall. The extra prizes are great too. Thank You so
much and may God Bless You always. Thanks, Cecilia CECE
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Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 6:16pm September 21, 2013)

Your book will go on my must read list. Having grandparents who entered the United States via Ellis Island I am most excited to read your book.
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Judi Estrin 6:49pm September 21, 2013)

Both sets of grandparents came through Ellis Island...as did my mother at age 2! Would love to win the Starbucks gift card for my son and his wife. They just got married in May and spend a fortune at Starbucks at break time!
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Susan Coster 7:05pm September 21, 2013)

I am always awed by the novel process! Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. I look forward to reading the historical facts you have included in DARK ROAD HOME as well as the romantic thread. Thank you for your generosity and the opportunity to win!
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Britney Adams 7:53pm September 21, 2013)

I enjoyed your blog post, I can see a lot of time and work goes in to getting ready to start writing a story, yours is one I'll want to read. Love the book cover. Thank you for this chance to win. God's Blessings Be With You Always.
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Esther Somorai 8:33pm September 21, 2013)

As a reader, I appreciate all the research that goes into a book. My
ancesters immgrated from Ireland and came through Ellis Island.
Congratulations on Dark Road Home and thanks for the chance to win!!!
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Linda Brennan 8:41pm September 21, 2013)

Your book sounds wonderful. I enjoy reading historical books.
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Kathy Morrison 9:36pm September 21, 2013)

I have been wanting to get a copy of Dark Road Home ever since
I saw the cover and read the blurb. I would love to win a
copy.
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Cindy Woolard 9:46pm September 21, 2013)

Research...so easy to get sucked in. Sometimes you forget why you're there and lose track of which facts that you started out looking for. Congrats on the new book!
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Marcia Berbeza 10:15pm September 21, 2013)

Dark Road Home sounds memorable and unique. This is a
wonderful feature. thanks.
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Sharon Berger 10:46pm September 21, 2013)

Thank you for sharing the great info. Dark Road Home sounds like I winner and I would love to be one too. Thank you for the opportunity.
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Melanie Backus 11:24pm September 21, 2013)

I love the time period of your book and the heritage of the characters...What an interesting mix! I adore reading historical books that have a well researched backgroud...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com
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Cindi Hoppes 11:57pm September 21, 2013)

Please count me on this giveaway. I love historical books.
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Jane Squires 12:20pm September 22, 2013)

I have never been to New York or Ellis Island. I would love to take trip there especially since so many immigrants have passed through there to start a new life in this country.
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Kai Wong 1:31am September 22, 2013)

I appreciate all that research. One of the extras I love about historical romances is being introduced to interesting facts about different times and places. Thanks.
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G S Moch 1:31am September 22, 2013)

Interesting! My in-laws came over from Hungary in 1951. They've shared many stories about the boat crossing, going through Ellis Island, moving to Milwaukee and learning the English language.

I'm sure your Irish lady encountered many of the same problems.

Best wishes!
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Laurie Gommermann 7:35am September 22, 2013)

I hope you encountered and read Ronald Takaki's _A Different
Mirror: A History of Multicultural America_?
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Mary Ann Dimand 8:15am September 22, 2013)

What a FANTASTIC story - thank you so much for sharing this - I am fascinated - I am new to your writing and this would certainly be a great introduction.
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Felicia Ciaudelli 8:20am September 22, 2013)

I can not believe you linked school research paper and research for your
book in the same sentence. It is hard to find authors that would do that. It is
almost like it is a sin to say them both in the same sentence. I would love to
read your book, it is now on my TBR list.
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Zita Martin 9:29am September 22, 2013)

I really enjoy a good romance with some history lessons tossed in---I'd like to read your book.
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Sue Farrell 10:17am September 22, 2013)

Love reading historical books, this one sounds really good.
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Jean Patton 11:30am September 22, 2013)

very cool about your research.The history of things is always fascinating
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Catherine Myers 12:41pm September 22, 2013)

Can't wait!
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LeeAnne Hardin 2:43pm September 22, 2013)

That is one of the things that I love about reading historical romances. It makes me want to go and look up facts about the era that I'm reading about.
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Leni Kaye 3:03pm September 22, 2013)

Looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for a chance to win it.
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Linda Hall 3:08pm September 22, 2013)

I love to combine learning and fun!
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Diane Pollock 3:35pm September 22, 2013)

I love reading historical books especially when the facts
have been researched and I can learn some details of the
time, too.
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Mary Hay 5:01pm September 22, 2013)

I've long been interested in our families combined histories. You've put a very interesting spin on it.
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Karen Blossom 8:59pm September 22, 2013)

This book sounds interesting and I would love to read it.
Thank you for the contest
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Robert Folstad 11:00pm September 22, 2013)

AS a reader I must say that the research is appreciated.
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Mary Preston 5:51am September 23, 2013)

Sounds like a great book, I can't wait to read it.
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Rita Wray 10:10am September 23, 2013)

Reading is the best. Learning the way of the past is the best. To only hope I win.
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Joyce Yanney 2:56pm September 23, 2013)

Romance is my fav genre.
I love to read, also writing. But i never have enough confidence to finish my wrote. Thats why i always think authors are briliant and awesome people. Cause they've that, confidence, to write and be sure about what they've wrote to be like by readers. Salute to authors
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Rina Darmayanti 6:23pm September 25, 2013)

thank you hope to win
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Brenda Hook 8:02pm September 25, 2013)

Yep, your research is very important! But remember to tell a good story too and develop interesting characters. I am sure Ellis Island has many fascinating stories to tell.
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Clare O'Beara 10:21am September 27, 2013)

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